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    Doomsday cult

    Hello,

    What does "doomsday cult" mean? As in:

    "So you’re left with a problem that is one of the most widely studied concepts in social psychology - cognitive dissonance. Psychologist Leon Festinger coined the term in 1956, after studying how members of a doomsday cult dealt with the aftermath of an apocalypse that did not come."

    Is it a cult that believes in a Judgement Day?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Doomsday cult

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia Garett View Post
    Hello,

    What does "doomsday cult" mean? As in:

    "So you’re left with a problem that is one of the most widely studied concepts in social psychology - cognitive dissonance. Psychologist Leon Festinger coined the term in 1956, after studying how members of a doomsday cult dealt with the aftermath of an apocalypse that did not come."

    Is it a cult that believes in a Judgement Day?

    Thank you.
    The main feature is that they believe in an apocalypse, the end of the world. I'm not sure whether judgement is a necessary criterion for a doomsday cult though in the west it tends to be.

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    Re: Doomsday cult

    Thank you.

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    Re: Doomsday cult

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

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